As I said earlier this week, “candy-coated nightmare” is really the most efficient way to describe Harmony Korine’s latest raw portrayal of reckless youth, Spring Breakers. We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the bikini-clad release, and now A24 and Annapurna Pictures has graced us with a solid release date to coincide with the debaucherous vacation itself: March 22nd for New York and Los Angeles, with the 29th for a wide release. And what’s also been revealed is a new poster for the film, serving as the most accurate piece of promotional material yet. Bikini: check. Gun: check. Ski mask: check. Remorse: out the door.
As someone who as seen the film—and loved it—I can tell you that in true-Korine style, the film may appear to be a fun and breezy ride filled with neon sparkles and the promise of escape, but it cuts deep and goes dark into places that both frighten, mystify, tantalize, and thrill. In speaking the Travel Almanac about the location of the film (St. Petersberg, Florida), Korine said, "I wante to pick a location where this spring break would existed and then also where there was a whole separate kind of reality that was away from the more toursity areas. More 'hood shit, like, you know, more broken, more lost and vacant and harsher."
Check out the poster below and another clip from Spring Breakers featuring more guns, fast money, James Franco with cornrows, and a hint at Cliff Martinez's sexually-charged haunting score for the film.